Police confirm arrest of Chinese man who killed girlfriend in Kano


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The Kano State Police Command says it has arrested the 47-year-old Chinese man who stabbed his 22-year-old girlfriend, fondly called Ummita, to death in Kano.

Recall that The Herald had reported that the victim, Ummakulsum Sani Buhar aka Ummita was stabbed to death in her parent’s home in Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso local government area of the state Friday evening.

The suspect was identified as a Chinese man, Mr Geng Quanrong.

Spokesman of the Kano police command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident.

“She was his girlfriend. The incident happened yesterday at about 10 pm on the 16th of September, 2022.

“In the evening, we received the report saying a Chinese man, by the name Geng Quanrong, a 47-year-old man, residing in Nassarawa GRA in Kano, went to the residence of his girlfriend, one Ummulkhultum Sani, 22-year-old, at Janbulo quarters in Kano state.

“When they had a misunderstanding, he attacked her with a sharp knife and inflicted a deep cut on her neck and other parts of her body.

“On receipt of this report, Abubakar Lawal, Kano state commissioner of police, mobilised police operatives to the scene. The victim was rushed to Murtala Mohammad Specialist Hospital in Kano state where a medical doctor confirmed her dead.

“The suspect was immediately arrested and the case has been transferred to the homicide section, criminal investigation department of the command, and investigation is in progress,” Kiyawa said.


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